Adam's Venture Episode 1: The Search For The Lost Garden
A unique combination of action oriented gameplay and classic puzzle solving
User reviews: Mixed (101 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 1, 2010
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"This is a very well put together game that may be of consideration if you enjoy puzzles and are willing to give them a couple hours of your time"
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About This Game

Adam's Venture is a new action & exploration game. Brought to life from a third person perspective with the Unreal 3™ engine, adventure gamers are in for a real visual treat.

Set during the 1920’s, Adam’s Venture delivers a unique combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving, that takes you on an epic journey to the middle East to discover the legendary Lost Garden of Eden – but an ancient evil tries to prevent you from succeeding...

The Search for the Lost Garden will be the first episode in the Adam's Venture series and introduces you to young explorer Adam Venture. Deciphering relics in an old Templar Church, Adam uncovers memoirs written long ago by a crusader who fought with Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Lands. The memoirs tell of a mysterious place with labyrinths of caves and grottos guarding the headwaters of four great rivers. Could this place be the legendary lost Garden of Eden? This discovery sets off a great adventure. Accompanied by Professor Jacques Saint Omair, and his girlfriend Evelyn, the team embarks on an epic adventure fraught with mystery, intrigue and danger in their quest to find the legendary birth place of humanity.

Key Features:

  • First game of the episodic series.
  • Uses motion capture technology for realistic animations.
  • Developed using the critically acclaimed Unreal® EngineTM 3.
  • Brilliantly rendered in vivid 3D for striking visuals and truly stunning environments.
  • Non-violent, family friendly gameplay.
  • Rich and involving storyline that weaves a classic adventure with historical overtones.
  • Physically interact with objects and your surroundings, to really absorb yourself into the atmosphere.
  • Challenging puzzles and action oriented game-play brings a whole new depth and feel to the adventure genre.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000, XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz or equivalent AMD
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
    • Video Card: Pixel Shader 3.0 Card required *
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Additional: *All laptop models were not tested and some may not provide features adequate to meet the
      intense hardware requirement.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual core or equivalent AMD
    • Memory: 1024 MB
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Enjoyable adventure game. Very casual, no hard puzzles. I'd recommend it if you are looking for an interesting and good looking adventure game that doesn't require a lot of investment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This Game Is Almost Perfect The Puzzles, The Story I LOVED IT
Pros

Some Puzzles, Cool Puzzles, GREAT Mechanics, Funny And Easy Secrets, Cool Funny And Easy Achievements.

Bad

Fuc*ing Timed Doors, WHERE THE H.E.L.L IS THE DOG AT THE FINAL OF THE GAME ?, Game Is Too Fast To Finish
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Good little game to collector all achievements on.
But otherwise a bit small. Game can easily be completed in 2 hrs. Funny banter though.
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Great little game. Some puzzles are a bit tougher than others but all around a fun and somewhat challenging game if you're new to these puzzle games. If you've played many of these games before, than you'll find this game to be much easier and you should be able to finish it in about 2 hours maybe 3 hours if you take your time amd look around. From the Myst series {which is by far the best puzzle/ adventure games I've ever seen.} as a benchmark, I would give this game a 5. There is a bit of an issue with the camera angles at times. Also, it's difficult to find hidden places because of the angles you are given. It's a bit weird how he jumps as well but that's not a big deal. Super cheap games on sale as a 3 game pack. Like 3 bucks. A must buy for any puzzke / adventure gamer
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Adam's Venture is a simplistic puzzle adventure game. This first episode can be completed in roughly 90 minutes. The puzzles are extremely easy and the gameplay feels like a dumbed down Tomb Raider game. Voice acting and the animations are reasonably done, but there's hardly enough content to provide any real sense of satisfaction. But then again, I've certainly played a lot worse.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
In the end, almost every puzzle was too easy and the entire game was on rails. The most difficult challenge of all was a toss up between camera boss and the voice acting endurance challenge.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
The main character is in incredibly annoying. I think they were trying to go for campy, but they failed. I'm sure other people would have liked it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. The puzzles and the text of the storyline is heavy handed with Chrisitian Bible, and the biggest issue that I have is the english. If he is exploring an arecheoligical site thousands of years old, why is everything written in modern english. For gameplay reasons, I just accepted that particular quirk (same a how everything in the game is practically linked to fire to activate).

The graphics for the game is pretty inconsistent. Somehow, it always loads the low textures and after a second, it will finally load the high textures. Of course the game has a tendency of always loading the low textures until the character you are controlling is suddenly close by. And if the character moves too far away, it then loads the low textures again. I don't know why it does, none of the other games that I play does this. So I just have to assume it is a software issue.

Gameplay wise, it is a very simple point and click adventure. Of course, the game doesn't support the mouse at all, so point and click isn't a good comparison. Play this game with a controller, because the game with the keyboard is very annoying. Even then, the controller just makes it tolerable. The puzzles themselves are very simplistic and basic. If you are wanting a simple quick game, this is it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with this game.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
A simple little Uncharted/Zelda style adventure game. Puzzles are uninspired, more like logic puzzles than game puzzles. It's not bad, and worth a play if you want a short adventure game. Also you can get all achievements in about 90 minutes if you are one of those people.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I haven't played the other episodes yet, but I cannot recommend this game. It's largely devoid of dialogue, and what little is there was poorly written. The voice acting is abysmal. The game looks pretty, but the puzzles are simplistic. Luckily, it's short, and the achievements are incredibly easy to obtain.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Good game.

Has it's funny moments. Some puzzles are hard & challenging. Can be completed in about 2 hours with full achievements.
Gotta love Evelyn ;3

Shift key is your friend ( to run )

8.5/10 from me :-)

If you've played it: Just get on with it! XD loved it :)

On to episode 2!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This entire game thrives on the puzzles and the writing. The puzzles really aren't that great and never get to the point where there's a sort of fun challenging. The only real defining trait of the main character is that he likes to crack jokes, but the writers really weren't that creative in making dialogue for him, so more often than not, that falls flat.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
If you're buying this for the 100% achievements, then go ahead and buy it. They are very easy and even easier if you follow a walkthrough. However, if you're buying this for the gameplay experience, then don't. It's awful. Like really bad. The camera view makes it nearly unbearable and the gameplay itself is full of Bible references and abysmal puns. 3/10 would not play again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's a bit buggy in the jumping department but overall it has good humor. If you can get all the 3 games on sale it's worth it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
If you're looking for a fun action adventure type game then move along because this isn't it. This game mainly consists of seven (7) rooms in which you have to put popular biblical phrases in the correct order.

Pros:
  • Graphics are 'okay'.
  • Encountered no bugs or broken achievements.
Cons:
  • It is incredibly short. It can be finished within an hour,
  • Terrible controls. You can either use keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) or in part an XBOX controller but not all the buttons seem to be mapped correctly.
  • Bad camera angles. At times they change in such a way that you'll have no idea which direction you were going.
  • Unskippable cutscenes. Except for the end credits which you actually have to watch if you want the achievement.
  • All the puzzles are practically identical. And they're not much of a "puzzle" at all.
  • Religious overtones. I'm fine with religion in my media but this seems to be specifically targeted to Christian children. The main characters are even called Adam and Eve(lyn) and most the puzzles involve putting biblical phrases in proper order,
  • It is terribly easy. This game requires absolutely no skill at all to complete.
2/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Bible indoctrination disguised as a game. Would not recomend. Wanted refund, Steam wouldn't do it. Wanted it out of my library, steam wouldn't do it. Very unhappy with both Steam and creator.

That said, if you are lookig to indoctrinate your children or some gulible adult, this is the game for you.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
nice game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I read the reviews beforehand, but for less than a dollar fifty, thius game was great value and entertaining for the 3 hours it took me to play it. The graphics are lovely and sometimes there is a nice build up of tension.
Yes, it's a simple story with no real character development or background. Yes, most of the puzzles are easy 9and some are repetitive), though on two occasions I was stumped for a while on how to solve them.
But for less than a couple of dollars, it's a great way to spend 3 hours and a bit of a bargain.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The game (Episode 1) provided an interesting evening, but that was all... Small (less than 3hrs), with expected and minimal 'storyline', out-of-the-mood voice acting, and almost not-at-all-chalenging riddles... It failed to make me feel connected with the 'game-world' or my 'character-avatar' (how could I, when the ancient Middle East runics are written in modern English?)... Felt like watching a medium-class Indiana Jones movie... But, it was relaxing and worthing its time.
So, I consider Adam's Vendure Episode 1 'recomended' for yeanger ganers or for those willing to have a no-hard-core-gaming relaxing evening. And of course, 'recomended' for purchasing only during low-prise sales.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
06 oct 2014, 60%, a good liitle game, if you want something smooth and easily done. The harder part is when tou have to run to do something. (run is is left shift, for the rest pretty standard control, but you cannot change them, and control are not made to do timed missions, but with multiples tries it can be done). 2 or 3 notch under first and second tomb raider with better graphic. But I liked playing it. Wait for a sale and buy the 3 games.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Cheesy humor and casual puzzles. Pretty interesting game
6/10
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